Education & Training

Specialty

Community Sexual and Reproductive Health is a six-year run-through specialty training programme for doctors.

The FSRH Diploma (DFSRH / NDFSRH)

The FSRH Diploma is aimed at doctors (DFSRH) and nurses (NDFSRH) who are already working in general practice, community and integrated sexual health services.

Letter of Competence Subdermal Contraceptive Implants Techniques Insertion and Removal (LoC SDI-IR)

The Letter of Competence Subdermal Contraceptive Implants Techniques Insertion and Removal (LoC SDI-IR) is open to doctors, nurses and midwives. Doctors must hold both registration and a licence to practice with the UK GMC and nurses and midwives must be on the UK NMC register (excluding RN Level 2).

Letter of Competence Subdermal Contraceptive Implants Techniques Insertion Only (LoC SDI-IO)

This training programme, open to both doctors (GMC registered) and nurses and midwives (UKNMC register) has been designed to equip the learner with the evidence based knowledge, attitude and skills required to consult with a woman requesting contraception, and to appropriately provide a subdermal implant, manage complications and side effects.

Letter of Competence Subdermal Contraceptive Implants Techniques Removal Only (LoC SDI-RO)

This training programme (open to GMC-registered doctors and NMC-registered) nurses and midwives has been designed to equip the learner with the evidence based knowledge, attitude and skills required to consult with a woman requesting contraception, and to appropriately remove a subdermal implant.

Letter of Competence Intrauterine Techniques (LoC IUT)

This Letter of Competence is accredited by the RCGP. It is open to doctors with both registration and a licence to practise with the UK GMC and nurses on the nursing part of the UK NMC register (excluding RN Level 2).

Equivalence (CESR)

The Curriculum for the new specialty of Community Sexual and Reproductive Health has been approved by the Postgraduate Medical Education Board (PMETB) now merged with the General Medical council (GMC).

Membership Exams

Membership of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare of the RCOG (MFSRH) is a recognised qualification in sexual and reproductive health care. It is held by clinicians who provide expertise in community, primary and acute care.

SRH Essentials

A new one-day training course for nurses in primary care and other community settings.

Special Skills Modules

FSRH's Special Skills Modules in Abortion Care, Menopause, Ultrasound and Vasectomy offer in-depth knowledge in key areas of sexual and reproductive healthcare.

e-Learning for Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (eSRH)

e-Learning for Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (e-SRH) is a free learning resource for anyone with a nhs.net email address.

Become an FSRH Registered Trainer

By training candidates for the FSRH Diploma and/or Letters of Competence, FSRH Registered Trainers are central to our training programmes.

Information and Resources for FSRH Registered Trainers

Find supporting materials and resources for FSRH Registered Trainers including: General Training programme registration, delivering a course of 5 and materials for clinical experience and assessment.

Appointment guidelines for consultant and leadership roles in SRH services

With the cessation of new appointments into the SAS grade in April 2008 (with the exception of regrading existing Staff Grade posts to Associate Specialist if expression of interest was lodged by 31st March 2009), we have reviewed the recommendations relating to appointments in sexual and reproductive health services (SRH).

FSRH Contraceptive Counselling Online Course

This free online course supports all healthcare professionals to deliver effective contraceptive care. Engaging and interactive, the course features a range of case studies, video content and additional reading resources.

Women’s Health Library – joint project between RCGP, FSRH and RCOG

This library provides some free educational resources and guidelines on women’s health that are relevant to GPs and other primary healthcare professionals.